Community Blog Hebrew College: Did you know…
By Hebrew College
In Greater Boston, did you know that . . .
- 36 congregations in Greater Boston are served by Hebrew College students and alumni
- Jewish life on every major campus in New England has been invigorated by the leadership of a Hebrew College rabbi or rabbinic intern – including Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis, Brown, Bryant University, Harvard, MIT, Northeastern University, Tufts, and UMass Amherst, and University of Rhode Island
- Hebrew College rabbis serve as chaplains in health care settings and senior housing facilities throughout Greater Boston
- Every local Jewish day school draws on the talent of Hebrew College rabbis and educators
- 70 current rabbinic and cantorial students serve locally in a wide variety of internships, sharing their teaching, prayer leadership, pastoral care, community-building skills, passion for social justice, and entrepreneurial spirit across the country and around the world.
Across the country and around the world, did you know that . . .
- Organizations and communities being served by Hebrew College alumni are growing and thriving in Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Washington D.C.
- Global communities in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, England, and Israel are being invigorated by our alumni and by their vision of vibrant, pluralistic Jewish life infused with Torah, spirituality, and creativity.
- Hebrew College students and alumni are playing leadership roles in innovative national organizations like BASE Hillel, CLAL: National Center for Learning and Leadership, the Emergent Synagogue Network, Machon Hadar, the Shalom Hartman Institute, Hazon, Keshet, Jewish Studio Project, Lippman-Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah, Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh and Education Center, the Schusterman Fellowship, Svara: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva, T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, and more
- The adult learning programs we have created in collaboration with Combined Jewish Philanthropies have created a vibrant culture of Jewish learning in Greater Boston, and nurtured one of the most literate Jewish communities in North America, with 2,500 adult learners participating in our classes last year alone
- The Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Interreligious Learning and Leadership does groundbreaking work with local teens, undergraduates, and young professionals, and is a national thought leader in the field of Interreligious learning and engagement – promoting a more just, compassionate, and sustainable world through study, dialogue, and joint action. (Above, right: Rabbi Or Rose, Miller Center Director)
- the Hebrew College Innovation Lab is a new incubator for Hebrew College students and alumni to design and implement creative projects for the wider community, in which participants receive generous seed grants as well as expert mentorship, training, and support.